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Publication numberEP1013229 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberEP19990310429
Publication date14 Mar 2001
Filing date22 Dec 1999
Priority date23 Dec 1998
Also published asCA2293017A1, CA2293017C, DE69932026D1, DE69932026T2, EP1013229A2, EP1013229B1, US6306159
Publication number1999310429, 99310429, 99310429.8, EP 1013229 A3, EP 1013229A3, EP-A3-1013229, EP1013229 A3, EP1013229A3, EP19990310429, EP99310429
InventorsDavid Cox, Keith Denlinger, Robert-Jan Enzerink, Stuart Fromm, Eric Hubbard, John Margetts, Thomas C. May, Herbert E. Schwartz
ApplicantDepuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
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External Links: Espacenet, EP Register
Meniscal tears repair device
EP 1013229 A3
Abstract
A device for repairing a soft tissue defect, particularly a defect in the meniscus of a knee, comprises an outer wall anchor for engaging against an outside wall of the meniscus on a first side of the defect, and an inner meniscal anchor engaging an inner surface of the meniscus on a second side of the defect. The inner meniscal anchor has a locking mechanism, and a suture adjustably connecting the outer wall anchor to the inner meniscal anchor. Tension on the suture pulls the defect together and the locking mechanism then locks the suture in place.
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US832331514 Dec 20074 Dec 2012Depuy Mitek, Inc.Suture locking device
Classifications
International ClassificationA61B17/064, A61B17/58, A61B17/04, A61B17/56, A61F2/38
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2017/0454, A61B2017/0445, A61B17/0401, A61B2017/0646, A61B17/0487, A61B2017/0404, A61B2017/0464, A61B2017/0458, A61B2017/0451
European ClassificationA61B17/04A, A61B17/04K
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